Our Process

How a Book Evolves

How a Book Evolves

When James and I began this project in September 2013, we knew how to make maps and infographics. We did not yet know how to make a book of them. As we quickly learned, producing a collection introduces other challenges. What colour palette will work for 100 graphics? What fonts? What page size? Every decision […]

‘Stunning Cartography’

‘Stunning Cartography’

James and I are feeling very honoured – London: The Information Capital has won three prizes at the 2015 British Cartographic Society (BCS) awards: “The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping”, “The John C. Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping” and the top prize “BCS Award” for Best Overall. The awards were created to encourage and showcase excellence in cartography […]

The Coder and the Designer

The Coder and the Designer

Whenever I teach an R class, I usually start by saying how the software is now used by the likes of The New York Times graphics department or Facebook to manipulate their data and produce great visualisations. However, I have always struggled to give tangible examples of how an R output can blossom into a […]

About the Book About the Book

Hardcover: 240 pages.
Available 30 October 2014 from Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin.

James Cheshire James Cheshire

Dr James Cheshire is a geographer with a passion for London and its data.

Oliver Uberti Oliver Uberti

Oliver Uberti is a visual journalist, designer, and the recipient of many awards for his information graphics.

“Brilliantly compelling…The Information Capital is a tour de force in the modern use of graphics to make a point”

- London Evening Standard

“The book is infinitely compelling, one you’ll return to time and again, and full of ‘wow, you have to see this’ moments. It reinforces the notion that information really can be beautiful…”

- Londonist

“You know how you’ve always wanted a coffee-table book that translates lots of complex social data about London into a series of gorgeously illustrated infographics? Well it’s finally arrived…”

- Time Out